Help planning for, and living in, retirement

Retirement is personal. And, whether yours is years away, happening soon or you’ve already retired, shifting from retirement saving to retirement spending is a big change. We can help you plan for that.

Image portraying Your retirement age: What’s the best time to stop working?

Your retirement age: What’s the best time to stop working?

Have you ever wondered why age 65 is considered the “normal retirement age”? What if you plan to retire earlier—or later? Here’s how to time it just right.

4 minute read

Image portraying Have you talked to your partner about timing your retirements?

Have you talked to your partner about timing your retirements?

Couples have so many factors to consider—including timing—about how to share retirement. 

3 minute read

Image portraying 5 habits the happiest retirees share

5 habits the happiest retirees share

Find out what the happiest retirees from a recent survey had in common. Learning from their example may help you move toward retirement with more confidence and less worry.

4 minute read

Image portraying What does your ideal retirement look like?

What does your ideal retirement look like?

Meet Ann, a recent retiree, and find out what she learned when she took an early retirement. 

2 minute read

Image portraying Shifting from saving to spending

Shifting from saving to spending

Taking money out of your retirement account, rather than contributing to it, can call for a change in mindset.

3 minute read

Image portraying Retirement is within sight. Take a minute to celebrate

Retirement is within sight. Take a minute to celebrate

You’ve worked hard to get here, and now it’s time to celebrate your future.

2 minute read

Ready to get started?

  • Looking for estimates? Start visualizing retirement with your own info by visiting our planning tools and calculators.
  • Have a retirement account from your employer with services by Principal®? Log in to principal.com to access personalized planning, sign up for our quarterly newsletter and more. First time logging in? Get started.
  • Interested in starting an individual retirement account (IRA) or consolidating other accounts into your existing one? Call 800-247-8000, ext. 2503 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT. Not familiar with IRAs? Here’s a refresher.
  • Got a financial professional? They can help you figure out your next steps. If you’d like to meet with one face-to-face, we’ll help you find one.

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